Independently Wealthy: How to Build Financial Security in the New Economic Era

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 29, 2001 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
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"Anyone who has heard Dr. Goodman speak knows he delivers intelligent advice in a clear, forthright manner. His book does the same, helping investors chart a well-thought-out financial plan."–Miles Gordon, CEO, ING Advisors Network

First Edition

"Are you looking for a way to take charge of your financial future? Read Bob Goodman’s Independently Wealthy. It is a terrific first step to financial prosperity."–Bill Griffeth, Anchor, CNBC-TV

"A fascinating look at the events and trends influencing today’s economy, coupled with pragmatic ideas on creating a solid investment portfolio."–Ginger Applegarth, author, The Money Diet: –Reaping the Rewards of Financial Fitness

"Written in a forthright and accessible manner, Independently Wealthy places current economic events into perspective. It is must reading for anyone who aspires to financial independence in the new economic era."–Arthur Laffer, President, A. B. Laffer, V. A. Canto & Associates

"A well-reasoned, commonsense approach to achieving financial independence in the new economic landscape."–John Bachmann, Managing Partner, Edward Jones

"Bob Goodman’s message about retirement: Uncle Sam is about to take the ax to Social Security and Medicare, but he’s providing plenty of help for workers who are willing to invest for their own financially secure retirement. Goodman shows that you have to deal effectively with this new reality."–Todd Robinson, Chairman and CEO, LPL Financial Securities

 

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Contents

chapter
3
chapter
13
chapter three
31
chapter four
47
TAKING CHARGE
75
chapter
97
International Investing
121
Why Mutual Funds?
130
Understanding Equity Funds
144
chapter eight
153
What About Annuities?
166
Defer TaxesAt Any Rate
179
chapter
207
Appendix
213
Index
225
Copyright

Your Owners Manual
137

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About the author (2001)

ROBERT GOODMAN, Ph.D., a Managing Director at Putnam Investments, has been Senior Economic Advisor since 1989. He has also held positions at J.&W. Seligman Co., Citibank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a frequent guest on radio programs and television shows and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC.

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